Ruminating on the emotional toll an unravelling relationship can have, the opening lyrics set the scene: "All the breath that your body took from me, I'd suck it in". The emptiness following the destruction of something spiritual that you've put so much energy into creates a physical withdrawal, resulting in a shallowness of breath and weakening of the body. The tightly wound verses juxtaposed against the anthemic choruses neatly represent the ying and yang of self-assured anger versus despair in dealing with the situation.
Whilst Too Cool Kid may hide behind a cartoon when it comes to the visual element, 'Drained' exemplifies a band which is at ease with baring themselves lyrically and thematically, and a band that is growing in confidence and swagger with every release. Listen to 'Drained' below: